Meet Birth Coach Nikki
Birth Doula & Hypnobirthing practitioner
Hi I'm Nikki,
I am a mother of two daughters, a wife, and a grandmother of two beautiful grandchildren.
After giving birth to my girls at a young age I felt inspired to support other young mums,
I pursued a career as a family support worker, following the completion of my certificate of community services
I went on to complete a diploma of Early Years Childhood Studies and opened two early childhood education centres.
Running the centres gave me the opportunity to work with hundreds of families. After 20 years of supporting and working with mothers and their families, becoming a birth doula and childbirth educator was a natural path for me.
Becoming a Doula
After completing my training as a birth doula in Sydney I was compelled to know more. I felt that l wanted to know more of a holistic way to birth, so I packed my bags and headed to Indonesia to train with the world-renowned Ibu Robin Lim. After I finished my training, I spent many days volunteering as a doula at the Bumi Sehat clinic in Bali and learnt so much from the amazing midwives there, l will always be forever grateful for passing on their knowledge to me. After my initial visit, I returned to the clinic twice a year to volunteer until the pandemic hit. From this experience, I now draw on both my western training (as a certified Hypnobirthing practitioner) and my eastern training to provide doula services here in Byron Bay and surrounds.
Why I am so dedicated to the education of child birth
I gave birth to my girls at a young age, I had little to no education and I didn't know what my birthing options were.
I didn't realise that I had choice, so I just went along with what the medical staff at the hospital told me to do.
I now know that knowledge is power and preparation is the key when bringing new life into this world!
This is why I am passionate about sharing the most up to date and evidence-based childbirth education in my classes.
I want couples to be confident, prepared and full of knowledge for their birth.
My wish has always been for mums to feel educated, supported and empowered throughout their pregnancy, birth, and motherhood journey. I aim for mums to have easy access to a network of professionals within the community and for mums to always feel supported and never alone.
Byron Mamas Hub was born out of a passion to provide a safe space for education, connection and support for expectant, new mothers and their partners.
After attending my training as a Doula in Bali, I started to help bring awareness to the Bumi Sehat Birthing Clinic in Ubud, Bali and I now travel to Bali twice a year to support and bring awerness to the clinic.
Seeing that some of the mothers attending the clinic and living in surrounding villages were in need, I was compelled to create a system that provides essential items to those mums and newborns. For more information about my Bali Give Bag program and experience at the clinic is available on https://www.facebook.com/baligivebags